Boreham Wood ended the 2020-21 National League campaign in 14th position, having won 13, drawn 16 and lost 13 of their 42 matches to collect 55 points, 14 points off the playoff positions.
It was a disappointing end to the season for the Wood, who lost 1-0 at Eastleigh in their penultimate match of the campaign before suffering a 4-1 home defeat to Maidenhead on May 29.
Luke Garrard’s side will now have their eyes firmly on the new season, which begins with a trip to Weymouth on August 21, but the club have a lot of football to play before then.
Indeed, they have confirmed friendlies against Luton, Brentford, Enfield Town, Kings Langley and Hemel Hempstead Town to come before the end of the month, while Garrard’s team are also due to take on an Arsenal XI on July 24 and a Chelsea XI at the start of August.
Luton, meanwhile, started their preparations for next season at the start of July, putting seven unanswered goals past Hitchin Town, before recording a 4-0 home success over Rochdale.
The Championship club then made it three straight pre-season wins on Wednesday with a 5-0 victory over Bedford Town, with Carlos Mendes Gomes, Henri Lansbury, James Bree and Harry Cornick among the goals.
Nathan Jones’s side, who finished 12th in the Championship last season, will continue their preparations for the new campaign this weekend before taking on Portsmouth on July 24.
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As it stands, there are no more confirmed matches in the diary between the Portsmouth clash and their Championship opener at home to Peterborough United on August 7, although there is every chance that the team will be in action again before the start of competitive action.
Luton have been busy this summer in terms of incomings, with Lansbury, Reece Burke, Cameron Jerome and Admiral Muskwe among those to arrive ahead of the new season, which is now only around the corner